Public Law III (Advanced) - Rights and Freedoms module (LW31031)

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Public Law III – Rights and Freedoms (Advanced)


The aim of this module is to achieve an advanced understanding of the rights of natural and legal persons under the Human Rights Act, the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR) and the law of the European Union (EU); and how those rights may be protected through judicial mechanisms.

Examples of content

  • a study of selected human rights covering both the civil and criminal spheres (including freedom from arbitrary arrest and detention and the right to a fair trial in civil and criminal cases): the case law of British courts under the Human Rights Act and of the European Court of Human Rights under the ECHR
  • the EU and human rights: the case law of the Court of Justice of the EU; the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights; the question of EU accession to the ECHR
  • freedoms under EU law: free movement of persons and goods

SCQF credits

30 credits